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2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Jul 18, 2017 1:19 PM

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »

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2017 Offseason Preview: San Antonio Spurs

by Keith P Smith

Jun 29, 2017 6:14 PM

The Spurs have one of the NBA's very best players to build around in Kawhi Leonard and a track record of 40 plus years of excellence. Read more »

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There's Nowhere For Chris Paul To Go

by Colin McGowan

Jun 27, 2017 7:52 PM

The very best athletes can let us down while also playing all the way up to their lofty standards. The opportunity doesn't exist, but if Chris Paul could make the same kind of choice Kevin Durant did last summer, would he? Read more »

Tags: Chris Paul, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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The Future Of The Spurs In The Golden State Age

by Colin McGowan

The Spurs have an exceedingly tricky balance to strike- keeping Kawhi's faith and remaining competitive while also not doing anything too rash that might sink the possibility of a Kawhi-centric contender in 2021. Read more »
How Popovich's Strategic White Flag In Game 2 Could Lead To An Actual Series Still

by Matthew Tynan

Despite what happened in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs have a reason to believe they can challenge the Dubs juggernaut. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Spurs Vs. Rockets Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

Looking at how the Spurs can keep Ryan Anderson quiet and whether Houston can slow down Kawhi Leonard in the pick-and-roll. Read more »
A Series 22 Years In The Making

by Matthew Tynan

Can the Spurs effectively corral James Harden in the pick-and-roll while still defending the smorgasbord of shooters Houston puts on the floor? The Rockets will have issues of their own in how to defend Kawhi Leonard. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Spurs Vs. Grizzlies Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

On the Spurs adjusting for Marc Gasol trailing the offense in transition and Memphis cutting off San Antonio's long cherished corner three-pointers. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
Tim Duncan's Final Send Off

by Matthew Tynan

If you grew up in and around San Antonio, Tim Duncan's Spurs likely impacted you in immeasurable ways and watching his number retirement ceremony is like watching your own life flash before your eyes. Read more »
Thirty Futures: San Antonio Spurs

by Colin McGowan

Peak Tony Parker had added to the characteristic slipperiness of his game an unanticipated degree of intelligence and polish. For maybe six months or a year around 2013, Parker was the best point guard in the league. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

James Harden in the Steve Nash role for Mike D'Antoni, the Spurs in the mid-range, whether Anthony Davis can expand his game, the Grizzlies' three-point shooting and how the Mavs may shift their offense in Harrison Barnes' direction. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Pelicans looked for healthy bodies, the Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies and Rockets made significant changes to their core. Read more »
How Kawhi Leonard Set The System Player Label On Fire

by Zachary DiLuzio

Kawhi Leonard is a secondary ball handler with fantastic decision-making who can efficiently post up, isolate, get out in transition, run off screens and hit jumpers all over the court. All that and a transcendent defensive impact would allow him to thrive on any team. Read more »
The Many Legacies Of Tim Duncan

by Christopher Reina

Tim Duncan isn't the greatest player in NBA history and certainly not the most entertaining or culturally relevant, but no team has extracted more value from a player and for longer than the Spurs did with him since Bill Russell and the Celtics. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pau Gasol Signs With Spurs

by Christopher Reina

The Spurs could have instead pursued a younger, more athletic big with upside to emerge to another level within their system, but they went with the safe plug and play option of Pau Gasol. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Durant Leaves Oklahoma City For The Warriors

by Christopher Reina

Signing Kevin Durant with an existing team so young and talented that just won a record-breaking 73 regular season games is an NBA miracle. Durant's legacy will now be playing within the greatest offense in the history of basketball and however many titles they win. Read more »